A simple way to show how your website complies with the EU Cookie Law. Implied Consent. Style it to match your own website.
More correctly, this is called the 'EU e-Privacy Directive'. Popular media refers to it as the 'EU Cookie Law'. Under new EU privacy regulations, websites must make it clear to visitors what information about them is being stored. This specifically includes cookies. Even if cookies do not store information identifying an individual, you must still provide your visitor with information on what is being stored, by whom, what for, and so on.
Certain cookies are exempt from this- those deemed to be "strictly necessary" (e.g. WordPress stores session cookies for authentication, without these it wouldn't work) however cookies stored by analytics software like Google Analytics do not fall into this category. See http://www.cookielawinfo.com for more information.
This plugin will:
If you have a significant proportion of visitors from the EU then this law also applies to you. See http://www.cookielawinfo.com for more information.
No. The law is about protecting the privacy of EU citizens, so if your website has a significant proportion of visitors from the EU then this law also applies to you. See http://www.cookielawinfo.com for more information.
In short, no, although there is a great deal of ambiguity and misinformation around this law. What the law really gets at is privacy, not just cookies. The UK government, for example, plan on using a version of what is called "implied consent" on their own websites, which is a technique similar to what this plugin does.
Online Marketing experts Econsultancy provide their perspective on this interpretation. This plugin follows the same approach.
No. Quite intentionally, this plugin will not do that. We have no way of knowing what plugins you use or how they work, so blocking/deleting cookies on a WordPress website/blog would possibly/probably break your site. Larger websites with huge budgets may well invest in such technology, but this plugin aims to help you provide a certain level of compliance without taking drastic action. If you do want blocking/deleting cookie functionality then (for now *) this is not the right plugin for you.
(*) Depending upon demand, this feature might be included in a future release.
Many people agree with you. However it is here, it is law, and according to the Information Commissioner's Office (AKA 'the ICO') it will be enforced. We think it's best to take action to comply as well as petition. However there's no point just ignoring it, it is already here.
There are various interpretations of the law within the industry, and as such there is no simple answer. But the main way to ensure you are not penalised is to make some attempt at complying- reviewing your cookie use then using a plugin like this one is a good first step. See http://www.cookielawinfo.com for more information.
First check you have installed the plugin and have activated it in the plugins panel. To check if it is switched on or not, go to 'Settings / Cookie Law Info' and then enable the header by setting 'Display cookie bar?' to 'yes'.
Please email me and I'll consider adding that feature. It would be great to hear suggestions on how to improve it.
Please report a bug on the support forum. Be sure to include the following information:
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Requires: 3.3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-6-4
5 of 7 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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